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, but there is an international effort under way to work on a cease-fire. egypt has been taking the lead role, and today the egyptian president, along with representatives from qatar and turkey, held talks in cairo with hamas' leader in exile. the israelis call him a terrorist, but so far, they haven't object the to the egyptians' efforts. margaret. >> brennan: allen pizzey in tel aviv. thank you. for more on the gaza conflict we're joined in washington by our senior national security analyst, juan zarate. juan, good evening. >> good evening, margaret. >> brennan: what exactly is egypt trying to accomplish? >> well, egypt is trying to broker a cease-fire here. they want the violence to stop. they also want to demonstrate that they can serve as a regional power, they can bring peace, and for the sake of president morsi and the muslem brotherhood running egypt they want to consolidate power and get the economy running. they don't want a war to be starting on their doorstep at a time when they are not in full control in cairo. >> reporter: egypt and israel are the top recipients of u.s. foreign aid. what k
targets including the hamas prime minister's headquarters and tunnels used to smuggle weapons from egypt. >> we are determined to continue with this operation until we'll bring some peace and quiet and normality to three million israelis under immediate rocket danger. >> reporter: three israelis have died so far. and more than 40 minutes, many of them civilians, have been killed. and dozens more injured including children. even with rockets firing overhead during a news conference, hamas leaders pledged not to back down saying, quote, the enemy will lose and will not fulfill its aims in this operation but israel has tanks lining the gaza border and 75,000 reservists prepared to fight in a ground assault. >>> president obama left today for a historic trip to asia. mr. obama will become the first u.s. president to visit myanmar, also known as burma. that nation is moving towards democracy after decades of civil war and military rule. he will also stop in thailand and cambodia, where he will attend an east asia summit. this is the president's fourth trip to asia since he became president. >
to the five- day conflict. >> for the sake of the president and the muslim brotherhood running egypt, they want to consolidate power and to get their economy running. they don't want a war to be starting on their doorstep at a time when they are not in full control in cairo. >> another incentive to broker peace, the egyptian government is also looking for financial support from the u.s. and syria. >>> rebels shot down a government chopper. the president has been struggling against a 20-month- old revolution. activists say more than 38,000 people have died. >>> back here in the bay area, we are slowly working our way through a wet weekend. roberta gonzales has a look at the radar. >> picking up scattered showers as this cold front is slicing through the bay area, quickly falling apart at the seams. we have moderate rain falling on highway 92 on the approach toward hayward. light rain right now. otherwise, we have a cell that seems to want to develop and expand across the santa clara valley. here is that corridor, very slippery when wet. you see 680 heading north and south, pretty much
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